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Real Estate Development (MRED) 
Program Description

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) offered through The University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is a degree focusing on sustainable and responsible development, including emphasis on: public/private partnerships; transit-oriented development; sustainable and healthy cities. The MRED program is ideal for professionals interested in better understanding the real estate industry as a whole, as well as those who are or intend to be real estate developers and industry leaders. The MRED program gives students the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with our faculty of world-renowned experts in the Sun Corridor, the nation’s fastest-growing learning lab.
  • Connect with industry professionals and access key stakeholders in development, design, construction, and research.
  • Focus on leadership, entrepreneurialism, and creative thinking to enhance your skills and advance your career.
  • Understand best practices in sustainable real estate development.
  • Take advantage of a curriculum which includes real-world case studies.
  • Experience small class sizes that facilitate a high level of interaction and engagement.

The MRED program is based in CAPLA in collaboration with the Responsible Property Investing Center, Institute of the Environment, and Institute of Place and Wellbeing.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Landscape Architecture and Planning -

The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning is located within the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management. As a professional college, CAPLA’s Core Mission and strength is training architects, landscape architects, urban planners, and real estate development professionals to work effectively within a challenging array of social, economic, and environmental conditions.

College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Emilio Jesus Romero
Graduate Program Coordinator
Emilio Jesus Romero
Director of Graduate Studies
Lauri M Johnson
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Students applying to the program must meet University of Arizona Graduate College admissions standards.


  • Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited United States college or university, or equivalent in a non-US institution of higher learning. The undergraduate degree can be in any field of study. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 90 graded quarter credit hours or last 60 graded semester credit hours is required.
  • Applicants who do not meet the required 3.0 GPA can apply as Graduate Non-Degree Seeking. After completion of 12 consecutive semester units of 500 level courses, and a 3.0 GPA or higher, applicants can apply as graduate degree seeking using their graduate GPA.
  • International students must demonstrate English language proficiency and submit scores from the TOEFL exam.
Standardized Tests

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required to apply.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to qualified students based on the program, merit and financial need. Many of our students receive some form of financial aid excluding loans.


  • The program provides financial support to offset tuition for its students in the form of: Graduate Tuition Waivers; Fellowship Funds; Program Fee Set Aside Funds; Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships; Program level scholarships; Graduate Access Fellowships; Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) Waivers for UA employees and affiliates; and student travel support offered by the program.
  • The University of Arizona and the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture have an array of scholarships available to qualified students. Awards are based on need, merit, program, class year, and/or other specifications. Students can apply for additional scholarships through Scholarship Universe. Admitted students will be notified of the opportunity to apply through Scholarship Universe.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply for federal financial aid through Free Application Federal Student Aid(FAFSA). Please visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for more information.
Admissions Deadlines

Most students enter the program in the Fall semester, although we accept applications throughout the year and can admit students for the Spring semester.


Domestic Applicants (US Citizen, Permanent Resident of the US at time of application, or hold Refugee, Asylee, or Jay Treaty status):


  • The application deadline for priority consideration for domestic applicants is January 1 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date.
  • Applicants who apply by the January 1 deadline are given priority consideration both for admission and financial aid.
  • The application deadline for Spring semester admission is October 1.


International Applicants (all those who do not meet conditions of Domestic Applicant):

  • We recommend international applicants to submit at least 4-5 months prior to the start of the term.

     (example: Applicants for Fall 2020; Completed applications should be submitted by March 31.)

** Applications are considered for admission on a rolling basis. We will continue to review completed applications for terms even after the Preferred Selection deadline has passed. NOTE: International applicants may still be reviewed for admissions, but may not receive Immigration documentation in time to complete travel requirements. 

International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Please visit the program website for additional program requirements and to see the curriculum.

Minor Requirements

Not applicable

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Last revised 03 Jun 2019